Are you curious about the role of communication in our changing world? Do you want to be a better communicator? Do you want to understand how messages influence us?
Why study communication?
Study communication to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that will serve you well both personally and professionally. Learn about both traditional and new forms of communication to be a better communicator in relationships, on teams, at work, and through social media.
Why major in Communication at USC Aiken?
- Engaging and passionate faculty
- Small classes
- Hands-on and experiential learning
- Campus and community opportunities
- Excellent academic advising
- Fine support services
What will I gain?
- Interpersonal skills
- Leadership and teamwork skills
- Presentation skills
- Persuasive abilities
- Research and analytical skills
- Problem solving and decision making skills
- Message-crafting skills
Our courses cover a range of communication topics, from understanding cultures to working in teams to developing brochures and websites to mass media production. You will use and expand your writing skills and become a more compelling speaker. We will give you chances to have hands-on experiences, and you will learn from professionals who have insight into how to apply your communication knowledge and skills outside the classroom.
We are committed to helping our students understand and use communication theories and principles to be effective leaders and engaged citizens. We will challenge you to think critically, communicate effectively using appropriate technologies, make ethical decisions, and solve problems thoughtfully.
Please explore our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and why communication is a worthwhile area of study. And if you have questions, or want to visit in person, please contact me!
Dr. Charmaine E. Wilson, Professor and Chair of Communication